Robert Patterson Clark Wilson

Robert Patterson Clark Wilson ( born August 8, 1834 in Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, † December 21, 1916 in Kansas City, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1893 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his youth, Robert Wilson came with his parents in the Platte County. He attended William Jewell College in Liberty, and thereafter until 1853, the Centre College in Danville (Kentucky). After a subsequent law degree in 1854 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in 1855 in Seguin (Texas ) to work in his new profession. In 1858 he returned to Missouri, before he moved to Leavenworth in the Kansas Territory in 1860. Politically, Wilson was a member of the Democratic Party. Between March and June 1861 he sat in the House of Representatives from Kansas. He then returned to Missouri. In the years 1871 and 1872 he was a member and president of the local House of Representatives. From 1879 to 1880 he was also a member of the Senate from Missouri. In 1888, Wilson was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, was nominated to the President Grover Cleveland to the ultimately unsuccessful re-election. At that time he was also chairman of the school committee of the city Platte City.

After the death of Congressman James Nelson Burnes first was Charles F. Booher as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. This ended up to 3 March 1889, the current legislative period. However, since the late Burnes had been chosen at the time of his death on 23 January 1889 for the period beginning on March 4, 1889 legislative session, another election for that term of office was necessary. In this election, Robert Wilson was elected to Congress, where he took up his new mandate on December 2, 1889. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1893 Congress. Since 1891 he was Chairman of the Pension Committee.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Robert Wilson practiced law in Platte City, where he died on 21 December 1916.